San Diego-based research and engineering company Science Applications International Corp. won a five-year, $500 million Air Force contract on July 13.
Under the contract with the Navy’s Operational Test and Evaluation Center, SAIC is set to provide testing services for combat equipment and systems, including aircraft, missiles, vehicles, communications, ordnance and computer systems.
Other systems the company will provide testing for are avionics, radar, laser, space systems and reconnaissance and nuclear weapons systems.
SAIC has been working for the Navy operational testing center since 1989. The work is done primarily at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, Schriever Air Force Base and Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, and Edwards Air Force Base in California.
Last year, SAIC reported revenue of $7.2 billion. The company, which bills itself as the largest employee-owned research and engineering company, has more than 42,000 workers, including about 4,300 in San Diego.